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About The Department

The BPD is the 8th largest municipal police force in the United States, staffed by nearly 3,100 civilian and sworn personnel.The department's jurisdiction covers Maryland's largest city, with a population of 614,000.

Mission Statement

The Baltimore Police Department is dedicated to fostering trust with community members, safeguarding life and property, and promoting public safety through enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner. Officers will police with integrity, dignity, honor, and respect with a commitment to ensure the highest ethical standards are maintained.

Fallen Officers

Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice and Those Who Continue to Serve

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. While crime nationwide is at a historic low, that protection comes at a price. For the past decade, an average of 146 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty each year, and more than 20,000 law enforcement officers throughout U.S. history have given their lives in service to their communities.

The Baltimore Police Department has suffered 136 line-of-duty deaths, dating back to 1808.

Visit the Officer Down Memorial Page   

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Written, legally enforceable contract, between the City of Baltimore City Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police, Unit 1 represented by Office of the Labor Commissioner.


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